Shelter

Homelessness in Our Community

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Pub Date 12 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 12 Oct 2021

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There are 150 million people experiencing homelessness worldwide, and that number is increasing every year. Homelessness is not a choice, yet it exists in almost every community. But why are people homeless? Who are they? What can you do? In Shelter: Homelessness in Our Community, readers will get answers to these complex questions. They’ll learn about the root causes of homelessness and its effects, and what people and organizations around the world are doing to address the problem. It shares the personal stories of people who live on the street and the adults and kids who work with them. As a former homeless-shelter worker, author Lois Peterson encourages young people to approach the issue with knowledge and compassion. She dispels some of the myths about homelessness and makes the case for why everyone deserves a safe, permanent place to call home.

Shelter is part of the Orca Think series, which introduces us to the issues making headlines in the world today. It encourages us to question, connect and take action for a better future. With those tools we can all become better citizens. Now that’s smart thinking!

There are 150 million people experiencing homelessness worldwide, and that number is increasing every year. Homelessness is not a choice, yet it exists in almost every community. But why are people...


A Note From the Publisher

Lois Peterson is the award-winning author of eight books of fiction for children, and numerous short stories, essays and articles for adults. She worked at a public library for more than 35 years and worked as executive director of a homeless shelter. Lois lives in Nanaimo, BC.
Lois Peterson is the award-winning author of eight books of fiction for children, and numerous short stories, essays and articles for adults. She worked at a public library for more than 35 years and...

Advance Praise

“Balanced, up-to-date coverage...Students, teachers, and parents will appreciate these detailed and engaging offerings.”—Booklist

“Balanced, up-to-date coverage...Students, teachers, and parents will appreciate these detailed and engaging offerings.”—Booklist


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